[linux-yocto] Query about arch/arm/mach-axxia/wrappers.c

Bruce Ashfield bruce.ashfield at windriver.com
Tue Dec 10 11:37:05 PST 2013

Hi Paul,

During some recent work with the axxia BSP it was pointed out to me
that the intent of this commit is still pending.

i.e. We are carrying a commit that changes the licensing of exported
symbols on the BSP branch.

I'm not sure how I didn't notice this explicitly during review, but
when processing large sets of patches, things to slip through from
time to time. What matters is how we react to the them when we notice :)

So here's my question. I'm looking for a timeline when this can be
resolved. We really don't want to carry a patch like this for much
longer. If the drivers that depend on this are not already in the
tree, we should drop the change and carry the changes with the drivers

If the changes are in the tree, then we should fixup the exports, or
again, drop the change entirely.

I've pasted the original commit for reference below.



commit 191b5774c0a1bc2e15fb6800f0281af15da1e2b8
Author: John Jacques <john.jacques at lsi.com>
Date:   Wed Jul 17 21:33:12 2013 -0500

     drivers/net/ethernet: Wrapper Cleanup

     Some of the Linux function calls got changed in later versions of Linux
     to require the caller to be GPLd.  We are in the process of GPLing all
     our driver code, but were not yet finished doing so. The wrappers were
     a temporary work around until the RTE (the external module we provide
     to customers that controls the rest of the hardware) is GPLd.

     Signed-off-by: John Jacques <john.jacques at lsi.com>

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